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What's best food to eat to avoid gout?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Low purines

Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid.
Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist.

In brief: Low purines

Google low purine or gout diet to see the foods low in purines to eat and those high in purines to avoid.
Purines are important in making uric acid, the cause for gout. If you do not secrete enough uric acid or over porduce uric acid, you may come down with an acute gout attack. Force fluids, always. Stay well hydrated and follw this diet as best you can. Follow with pcp/ with rheumatologist.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gout diet

Uric acid comes from purines made naturally by your body as well as from purines in your diet.
Avoid foods high in purines like red meats, organ meats, canned tuna, anchovies, mackerel, sardines, herring, mussels, scallops, shrimp and lobster. Avoid alcohol. Avoid sugar. Eat more plant-based proteins and drink lots of fluids. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products. The goal is uric acid <6.0.

In brief: Gout diet

Uric acid comes from purines made naturally by your body as well as from purines in your diet.
Avoid foods high in purines like red meats, organ meats, canned tuna, anchovies, mackerel, sardines, herring, mussels, scallops, shrimp and lobster. Avoid alcohol. Avoid sugar. Eat more plant-based proteins and drink lots of fluids. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products. The goal is uric acid <6.0.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Michio Abe
In addition to sugar, also avoid high-fructose corn syrup, contained in many sodas and juice containing drinks, which may increase your risk of gout, insulin resistance and development of type 2 diabetes. Avoid all processed foods.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Diet and gout

Avoid meats and most importantly, avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol are doubly potent against gout.
Avoid these. Also, if you are able, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down even more

In brief: Diet and gout

Avoid meats and most importantly, avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol are doubly potent against gout.
Avoid these. Also, if you are able, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down even more
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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